'F' for Freddie - by Allan Botting
May 9th 1945, de Havilland Mosquito Mark IX, serial LR503, 'F' for Freddie arrived in Calgary, Alberta. Before landing, Flight Lieutenant Maurice Briggs put on an aerial display, literally through the streets of downtown Calgary. At near 400 mph he buzzed the streets, flying below the roof tops of the Palliser Hotel and passing the Hudson's Bay Company building.
Flown by many different crews, Freddie flew the last operation, (213 - the most combat missions of any Allied Bomber) on 10th of April 1945, to the Wahren railway marshalling yards at Leipzig, Germany. Freddie then went on a Bond Tour of Canada.
18 x 24 inches, Oil on Board
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